Activism

Willa Muir

Willa Muir was particularly vocal in the emancipation and inclusion of women in University life. As a member of the Women Student’s Debating Society, she regularly expressed her progressive views on women’s role in society. She rose through the ranks of the society, becoming president in the 1910-1911 session. One of the motions carried in …

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Louisa Lumsden

Born in Aberdeenshire in 1840, Louisa Lumsden was the youngest of seven children. Lumsden had a relatively interesting education, starting school in Cheltenham before moving to a boarding school near Brussels and completing her early education at a finishing school in London. Around this time, she heard of a course of lectures for women held at the …

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